I was thinking about everything in my life that has changed in the past two years. There’s been big things; graduating college, switching jobs, settling down in life.
Loosing weight was hard, at times I wanted to give up, but thinking back; it was not the hardest thing I have done in life. In fact, the changes were easy, getting past the big picture was hard. The big picture of “I need to loose x amount of weight” “I need to look like Gisele Bundchen” “I can’t eat that ever again”
The big picture gets in the way. You become clouded and then suddenly you’re sitting on the couch eating an entire cake. This is how I’ve been feeling lately. My brain has been taken over by the fact that I want to lose 20 more lbs. That is all I’ve been focused on. And now that loosing weight is harder, I’ve become frustrated and have been sabotaging myself. So let’s break it down. I made very small- easy- changes the first time around. I just need to reestablish those:
1. Less is more. No need to over fill the tank.
2. Real is better than fake
3. “I can have this if I don’t have that” Yes, I can eat that ice cream, if I don’t eat the king size candy bar for lunch.
I never cut anything out- except the three extra portions I was eating with every meal. I never felt like I was hungry- because I always ate when I was, except instead of chocolate I would eat some carrots. Instead of pizza and wings until I couldn’t move- 1 piece of pizza and two wings- more than enough to fill someone up. Instead of drinking my calories on Saturday night and then eating greasy food to fill a craving, I choose which sounds better, beer or french fries. Fruits and veggies with every meal. Water instead of pop. Iced caramel latte once a week as opposed to every day.
Small changes. Changes that never once negatively effected me. Never made me feel sad or hungry or like I needed to give up. The only thing that ever effected me from reaching my goal was my mind.
The small change I need to make right now is one of the hardest things to do; frame of mind.
1. Instead of focusing on 20 lbs- I’ll work my hardest for 5. That seems way easier.
2. I will never look like Gisele. But I, right now, look like the best version of myself.
I used to have a reward system. Every time I reached a small goal I would someone celebrate. Never with food, but with little fun things. Celebrating is the perfect word for it. Celebrating myself, celebrating health and life, and being a bad ass. My reward for getting to 125 will be a fun manicure. God, I hope that happens tomorrow.
Less is more
Keep it simple
Just keep going
Question: Do you look at the big goal or break it up into smaller ones?
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